Embrace autumn with these two power foods — Essential Fatty Acids + Water
Our body is made up of what we eat and one of the quickest ways to bring more shine to your hair and vibrance to your skin is with delicious food — specifically essential fatty acids (EFA’s). While EFA’s won’t solve every hair and skin woe (sometimes bad hair days and breakouts happen to good, healthy people) they are a great place to start.
Get Your EFA’s here:
The Pacific Northwest is salmon country and this fish is loaded with EFA’s. Other foods rich in EFA’s include: grass-fed beef, which provides 60% more EFA’s than grain-fed beef, halibut, mackerel, herring, sardines, trout, anchovies and cod liver oil. For vegetarian options try nuts and seeds. Flax and chia are both excellent sources of EFA’s.
Whatever your EFA of choice, get these essential fats into your diet on a daily basis. Your hair, skin, nails and brain will thank you, especially as the weather gets colder.
Your Fountain of Youth
Most of us are much better about staying hydrated during the summer. The sun is out, the heat is on and it’s easy to remember to drink lots of water. As the seasons change our biggest piece of advice to you is: don’t stop sipping!
More than half of the human body is comprised of water (60 to 70 percent), and there is no better beverage than water to keep hydrated. Every system in our body depends on water to function properly and when we get dehydrated our mood, energy, mental focus and overall health is compromised. Water flushes toxins, carries nutrients to our cells, energizes our muscles and gives our skin a radiant glow. One easy fix for dark circles and under-eye puffiness is water.
This fall, have a glass of water at your desk at all times, keep water in your car and make a conscious effort to sip throughout the day. You’ll look better, you’ll feel better and staying hydrated is also an easy and inexpensive way to boost your metabolism and lose weight!
Enjoy the changing seasons, stay hydrated and embrace essential fatty acids! You truly can transform your health from the inside out with these two power foods.